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Devils' Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme

Devils Gorge Hydro-electric Scheme (HES)Project Site Location 

The proposed Devils Gorge Hydro-electric Scheme (HES) is located at the tail end of Kariba Dam, justdownstreamof the Gwayi/Zambezi Rivers confluence.

This is at Grid Reference 943-132 of the 1:50000 scale maps.

Background

The earliest detailed studies of the potential of the site for hydro-power development were undertaken by Merz and MacLellan and Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners in 1972; entitled "Power Developments on the Zambezi". Subsequently, the Batoka Joint Venture Consultants, led by Knight Piesold, undertook further studies in 1992/93 entitled "Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme Feasibility Studies", during which the Devils' Gorge scheme was looked at in greater detail.

Project Description

The earliest detailed studies of the potential of the site for hydro-power development were undertaken by Merz and MacLellan and Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners in 1972; entitled "Power Developments on the Zambezi". Subsequently, the Batoka Joint Venture Consultants, led by Knight Piesold, undertook further studies in 1992/93 entitled "Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme Feasibility Studies", during which the Devils' Gorge scheme was looked at in greater detail.

Current Status

The scheme is currently not being developed but has been reserved as one of potential sites for future development.